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Approche générale du management

  • Teacher(s):   G.Palazzo   X.Castaner   A.Conti  
  • English title: General Approach to Management
  • Course given in: French
  • ECTS Credits: 3 credits
  • Schedule: Autumn Semester 2020-2021, 2.0h. course (weekly average)
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  • Related programmes:
    Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Economics

    Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Management

    Bachelor (BSc) in Economic Sciences
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This course introduces students to the management of different organizations (e.g.: private companies, public organizations, NGOs) and familiarizes them with different modes of management. Students shall also become sensitized to the broader social environment in which organizations operate. At the end of the course, students should have acquired a solid knowledge of the historical and social context in which today’s corporations are embedded, and be knowledgeable of various concepts which shall give a better understanding of management.

This year, due to the covid crisis, this cours is taught 100% online. Each week you will find the videos of the different sessions on the moodle. In addition, each week there will be 30 minutes live sessions for your questions. You will find the timing of those sessions for your group on the moodle, as well as the link to zoom. These live sessions will start in the second week of the course.


The course is divided in several parts. First, we will define the notion of “management” and show that it is necessary to develop an adequate understanding of the environment (at various levels) in order to successfully manage an organization in a today’s globalized society. Then, we will turn our attention to the means by which a company can create value for its shareholders, clients, and employees, through some of its key functions: strategy, marketing, and human resource management.

Session 1, 18.09: Introduction: The organization in its environment (GP)

Session 2, 25.09: Globalization and societal transformations (GP)

Session 3, 02.10: Continuation (GP)

Session 4, 09.10: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) (GP)

Session 5, 16.10: Governance of organizations (XC)

Session 6, 23.10: Organzational design (structure and culture) (XC)

Session 7, 30.10: Strategic management: business policy & competitive/business strategy (XC)

Session 8, 06.11: Deepening session

Session 9, 13.11: strategic management: corporate strategy (XC)

Session 10, 20.11: Innovation (I) (AC)

Session 11, 27.11: Innovation (II) (AC)

Session 12, 04.12: Introduction to marketing (AC)

Session 13, 11.12: Introduction to operational management (AC)

Session 14, 28.12: Management of men and women (AC)


First attempt

Written 1 hours
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MCQ (Multiple Choice Questionnaire)


Written 1 hours
Not allowed
Not allowed

MCQ (Multiple Choice Questionnaire)

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